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About this project

• Monitoring and surveillance for everyone:

Huginn&Muninn makes advanced home or small office monitoring available to anyone who has a smartphone. No need for long-term contracts and monthly subscriptions.

• Customise & extend:

Huginn&Muninn is an open system that lets you combine various monitoring technologies into one modular product matching your needs. Starting with the home security package you can add more functions to your  package.

• Ease of use:

Forget cables and complicated installations, just screen the barcode on your module and start monitoring from your fingertips with the app.

• Access anywhere:

Simply place the modules where you need them and manage your Huginn&Muninn remotely, through WiFi or an optional GSM connection. And for certain usage situations even Bluetooth.

• Track events:

Check your home and belongings at any point in time and get notified when your Huginn&Muninn device detects any unusual activity.

• Share:

You can even grant access to other members of the family and household, your friend, neighbor or even a 3rd party company, so they can monitor the situation for you.

• Open Standards:

Huginn&Muninn technology is based on a variety of open standard projects: ZigBee, 3G, GPS, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, RFID, 6LoWPAN[2] / IPv6 Radio etc.

We want to challenge the traditional home/small office surveillance systems with a concept that matches the needs of modern living. This is why we developed a flexible and disruptive IOT based modular monitoring solution. With Huginn&Muninn, security, safety and other aspects of your life are at your fingertips and easy to monitor via intelligent sensors in the modules.

• Contemporary design:

The design is modern yet discrete and will match the decor of any home. Footprint is identical to the Apple TV.

We have made software installation very easy for you.

Each Huginn&Muninn unit is preconfigured and 4 simple steps will get you going:

Now sit back and enjoy the ease of protecting your property and belongings!

The starter kit provides two modules with the following functionalities:

Module 1 (100x100x40 mm):

• HD Camera

• PIR sensor

• Internal batteries charged via USB

• Slot for USB and SD Card

Module 2 (100x100x20 mm):

• Motion sensor

• Perimeter sensor

• Internal siren

• Can be operated solely on batteries for minimum 6-12 month

The moduels can be stacked - or positioned individually. And thanks to a built-in recess you cannot assemble incorrectly. Strong magnets will hold the modules in place - no need for tools.

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Note that all modules have the identical design. That means that modules can be seamlessly assembled without tools to one or more stacks – or be positioned individually.Strong built-in magnets will hold them together - or make them stick to any magnetic surface.

Imagine... you’re out with your friends. An alert pops up on your screen- the intruder detector was triggered. You now decide how to respond. You can direct the camera to detect and capture video/photo documentation. If there is an actual intruder in your house you can call the police, alert your neighbors and activate the siren.

The Huginn&Muninn hardware is made up of a standard processor board and a smart processor board. 

The standard board(s) are configured to one sensor (e.g. motion sensor) and communicate to other standard boards and the smart board(s). They can pair with any other module through Zigbee - or any Bluetooth enabled unit - e.g. directly with a smartphone. 

The smart board connects to the controlling unit- a smartphone- through Wi-Fi and/or GSM. It contains a configuration with a suite of sensors/devices such as – but not limited to: Full HD live camera, temperature, smoke alarm, siren etc. It connects to the standard boards wirelessly through Zigbee or internal wiring when stacked.

Representatives of old school cabled systems will tell you wireless is not safe. The fact is that just like a wire can be cut, a wireless signal can be jammed. The difference is, that if a Huginn&Muninn sensor does not report, you will be alerted right away. All our modules will regularly self-check their connection to all other sensors and to your control panel.

Open Standards:

Huginn & Muninn builds on a number of excellent and widespread open standard projects. We have written our own application, which supports more features than other solutions that we know of. 

One of the main reasons we started Huninn & Munninn was because we are tired of big companies focusing more on excluding competitors from their solutions, instead of focusing on making a great (inclusive) product. We believe that innovation will come more and more from embracing openness. 

Any OEM manufacturer is welcome to approach us and we will adapt their product to fit our offering.

The Huginn & Muninn application is going to work on the following devices and software: IoS 8 or later and  Adroid 4.4 or later. The app will connect to all modules and allow you to monitor and control your property and belongings from anywhere in the world.

The starter kit provides the minimum you need for in-door home or small office surveillance. But there is more to come. We have the following planned for development – and you will in due course be able to pick and choose from the following list.

The list is not final and will evolve as sensor technologies evolve. Our software is optimized so it works with an almost endless list of sensors. In this way we have prepared the system to accommodate sensors that no one has even thought of today.

Today, most traditional security systems still require a lengthy, professional installation. You depend on long-term and inflexible monthly subscription fees. Moreover, most of them don't give you information on what is actually happening inside of your home, they just alert you that something is wrong. Sensors are not portable and thus don't provide you with the flexibility of arranging them the way you need them - in any given situation. Alternatively you can install wireless DIY solutions. But these monitoring and security systems  do not represent open systems, and thus they are not able to upgrade to innovative solutions when they come to the market.

Huginn&Muninn provides a smart solution to all these shortcomings and provides you with intelligent real-time information that enables you to take the right actions from anywhere in the world. And as we don’t believe in reinventing the wheel,  we decided to build on existing technologies – innovate them and turn them into an IOT concept.

Using standard development components we now have proof of concept. 

The next step is size reduction and manufacturing of our own boards – the rest will be standard components from OEM manufacturers.

We have been working on Huginn&Muninn since August 2013, testing the software and testing a lot of hardware prototypes. We simply want to build the best possible system. We now have a working prototype and are closer than ever to have both the software and hardware ready. 

With your help, we can produce the first batch and start shipping Huginn&Munnin to everyone. Your contribution will help fund development and manufacturing costs, including: Software development,  service platform creation,  platform integration and support, hardware design, hardware production, a special designed casting fund and packaging.

We are also very curious about what you have to say. Please send us your feedback, your ideas, concerns, what you like – everything!

The rewards are:

We have come a long way since we first envisaged this project. The time has been spent on developing prototypes, identifying partners and obtaining quotes. Now we are ready to undertake the production phase and this is where we need your help.

 Once we have completed the campaign we also have the timelines ahead planned in detail:

No one has thought of the modular approach before. Therefore we have filed a patent application to protect this concept from being copied.

Not only will this protect our concept. More importantly it will protect  customers against inferior counterfeit products.

Part of our patent request to the Intellectual Property Office
Part of our patent request to the Intellectual Property Office

To develop technology is not a small task. Countless hours have been invested so far and now the time has come where we need external partners to finalize the project. Apart from manufacturing and fulfilment of the product to our backers we have chosen to outsource the actual development to people who have tried this before rather than setting up a development team ourselves. We believe this is the fastest road to market - and the best gurantee for a succesful product.

This is how the funds will be allocated for the project
This is how the funds will be allocated for the project

To set up a project like this is a team effort.

Søren Stenderup: CEO https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/søren-stenderup/11/979/233

Jens Arnfelt: CTO https://dk.linkedin.com/in/arnfelt

Jens Waaben: CFO https://dk.linkedin.com/pub/jens-waaben/a6/7/600/en

Momchil Momchilov: Social Media Manager https://dk.linkedin.com/in/mmomchilov

Maria-Francesca Staehle: PR https://dk.linkedin.com/pub/maria-francesca-staehle/85/870/379/en

Senta Altenburger: PR https://dk.linkedin.com/pub/senta-altenburger/47/298/400/en

We would like to thank the following for their support and help - without you it would not have been possible:

Jeremy Muller: 3D rendering, animations:  jeremy@cc3d.com.au

Paul Tyler: Speak www.handlingideas.com

Ulla Nyemann: Copywriter www.nyemann.com

Jørgen Olsson: Graphics www.thedigitalink.dk/

Kurt Godsk: Bill of Materials, Development plans http://tekpartner.dk/en

Risks and challenges

Can we deliver - yes we can!

We have come a long way since we started this project and have working prototypes in our lab – we have experienced development partners in place and a firm budget - and timelines. (see above)
The technical development will be project managed by us - but outsourced to an experienced company:
Tekpartner: http://tekpartner.dk/en

We will not manufacture in the Far East. We prefer to be close to our suppliers in Europe to ensure timely delivery in agreed quality.

Finally: We have succesfully run businesses for years - and exited some of them. We have a diverse team - and complements age and experience with cutting edge insights provided by our more junior team members.

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